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School Notes

Girl launches project to thank essential workers

Kinsley Palilla of Altoona, founder of the local youth service organization Kids for Community, launched an initiative on May 1 to thank essential workers both near and far. Through her creation, PROJECT #BrighterDaysAhead, Kinsley enlists the help of local kids and their families to deliver ...

Honor roll

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS SEVENTH GRADE — Branden Bass, Zaiden Bush, Kadie Claycomb, Ava Dibert, Layla Diehl, Hunter Dodson, Makenzie Ebersole, Erika Feathers, Sarah Hypes, Erin Korman, Hayden Lamborn, Kasey Mosser, Alex Orris, Haden Sollenberger, ...

WISE Women presents spring scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County congratulated the fall 2019 winners to receive scholarships for the spring semester. The scholarships are available to female residents of Blair County ages 21 and older who have overcome adversity in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education. A total ...

Honor roll-BG

BISHOP GUILFOYLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, ALTOONA THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SIXTH GRADE — Gia Adams, Leah Byrne. SEVENTH GRADE — Benjamin Bernharthorton, Michael Cacciotti, Ava Cioffari, Adaya Craig, Leo Dangler, Alexander Dixon, Joseph Eckenrode, Elliot Farabaugh, ...

On campus

Student joins Lambda Pi Eta honor society LATROBE — Heather Rieg of Loretto was one of 15 St. Vincent College juniors and seniors selected for induction into Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for the National Communication Association. Rieg is a senior graphic design major. Lambda Pi ...

Congressman Joyce announces U.S. Service Academy nominations

Congressman Dr. John Joyce recently announced that 23 students from Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District have received nominations for the U.S. Service Academies. These students, if they receive an appointment directly from an academy, will have the opportunity to attend the U.S. ...

AAHS student makes gift bags for children

Hannah Pfeffer, a senior at Altoona Area High School, recently completed her senior project. She organized, with the help of generous donations, which she secured, enough money and items to make gift bags for pediatric patients who are admitted to the hospital. She also made bags for the ...

Sunrise Rotary 4-Way Test

Courtesy photo Altoona Sunrise Rotary completed the Four-Way Test Contest on Feb. 26. Two high schools participated. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and Great Commission Schools each sent three participants. Shown are (from left): Rachel Sleeth, BG, third place; Annie Markel BG, second; ...

Penn-Mont receives STEM grant

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Late last year, Beverly Green, manager of external affairs at First Energy Corp., presented a check to Penn-Mont Academy for a new grant project titled “Energizing Students through Enrichment and Reinforcement.” The project will impact students pre-kindergarten through ...

Honor roll-Holy Trinity

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, ALTOONA THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Christopher Kozminski, Emily Miller, Melayna Steward. SEVENTH GRADE — Caidence Cover, Mara Kirkpatrick, Madeline Kling, Claire Muriceak. SIXTH GRADE — Lilly Butterbaugh, Isabella Casanave, ...

Dean’s list

NORTHLAND COLLEGE, Ashland, Wis. — Sean McLaughlin, Petersburg, winter term.

Cambria Heights TSA students place at regional contest

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Members of the Cambria Heights High School Technology Student Association Chapter (TSA) competed in the Region 8 Competition Feb. 1 at Northern Cambria School District. Students from 17 different school districts in the region competed in STEM-related events throughout ...

On campus

Students honored for academic excellence JOHNSTOWN — The Pennsyl-vania Commission for Community Colleges (PACCC) recently announced the 26th annual All-Pennsylvania Academic Team. The honor recognizes an exceptional group of community college ...

HASD students compete in Stock Market Challenge

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Schools across Pennsylvania competed in a Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy’s Stock Market Challenge, from a world leader in financial simulations, StockTrak. Teams of students each managed a hypothetical investment of $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds ...

Honor Roll-Great Commission Schools, Altoona

GREAT COMMISSION SCHOOLS, ALTOONA THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS THIRD GRADE — Claire Bandstra, Claire Tinker, Ava Winquist, Joel Lohsl, Sara Stachmus. FOURTH GRADE — Wesley Hicks. FIFTH GRADE — Michaela Edson, Aaron Kurty, Sophia Fleck. SIXTH GRADE — Margaret Bandstra. ...

Foundation funds Virtual Summer STEM Arts Program

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Claysburg Education Foundation had previously canceled its Summer STEM and Arts program. In an effort to maintain some continuity, the foundation will sponsor various alternative methods of learning and creativity for the summer. There will be a Seed-balls ...

Students part of skills, leadership championships

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Technical Center participated in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania District 7 Skills and Leadership Championships at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona, and the BCTC students had 11 place-winners and six champions. The first-place finishers advanced to the state ...

Endowment supports Ivyside Eats at Penn State Altoona

Marty and Barbara Port of Tampa, Fla., have created a $25,000 endowment that will support Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Eats food pantry in perpetuity. Marty was born and raised in Altoona, once home to family-owned Sky Brothers food distributors. During his senior year of high school, ...

On campus

Hollidaysburg senior receives $40K scholarship Adam McCoy of Duncansville, a senior at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, received a scholarship from Baylor University. The Founders’ Gold scholarship, valued at $40,000, is awarded based on test scores and class rank. The ...

Bellwood-Antis mini-thon

Courtesy photo On Feb. 28, the Bellwood-Antis MiniThon raised $43,017 to be given to Four Diamonds, an organization that raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Over the last three years, the BA MiniThon has raised approximately $80,000.